tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Definition of teapot

: a vessel with a spout and a handle in which tea is brewed and from which it is served

Examples of teapot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brazilian oil Lula is, after Russian ESPO, the most sought-after grade by China’s independent refineries, known as teapots. Lucia Kassai, Bloomberg.com, "China Demand for Latin America Oil Grinds to Halt on Virus Fear," 8 May 2020 Other huge price cuts are available on teapots, lazy Susans, and toasters. Summer Cartwright, Better Homes & Gardens, "Deal Alert! Nordstrom Is Having a Massive Kitchen Sale with Items Up to 60% Off," 10 Apr. 2020 The book showcases photographs of 250 striking objects: lacquered chopsticks, bento boxes, stainless steel teapots, calligraphy brushes, Shoji sliding doors, Sori Yanagi butterfly stools, Issey Miyake kimonos, and Kikkoman soy sauce bottles. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Books to Read if You're Dreaming of Japan," 30 Mar. 2020 The entry includes a giant teapot and cup, with visitors walking through a book into a frozen shower of giant playing cards. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, "Four Hours in Corona del Mar, where it’s already Halloween," 30 Aug. 2019 This shapely ceramic teapot is great for filling bigger mugs of tea, and for a cheerful, splash of color in your kitchen. Popular Science, "Teapots to boost your brewing and soothe your soul," 9 Jan. 2020 Little ones can operate this light-up stove with color-changing pizza, whistling teapot and a pot of spaghetti and meatballs. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Exclusive look at Disney's Top 15 Toys of 2019: Frozen 2, Star Wars, Marvel and Lion King," 17 Oct. 2019 The ceiling was an inverted necropolis of timeworn lanterns and teapots suspended from the rafters. Sarah Khan, New York Times, "Zanzibar in the Rain," 22 Jan. 2020 Fashion and accessories store LOL, on Via Urbana, has chunky knits, vintage teapots, and men's items sitting alongside goods by emerging brands such as Mes Demoiselles, Kudetà, and Liviana Conti. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "Vintage Shops, Markets, and Home Goods Stores to Visit in Rome Right Now," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of teapot

1685, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teapot was in 1685

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“Teapot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teapot. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of teapot

: a pot that is used for making and serving tea and that has a spout and handle


tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Kids Definition of teapot

: a pot for making and serving tea

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